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Sola Fide

Romans 3.28
Nov 12th 2017

Where is your confidence before our holy God? Perhaps you've been baptized? Maybe you were raised in the Church and have been a member for years, have gone on mission trips, have evangelized many friends, are even consider by many as a godly saint... or at least...read >>

confidence, faith alone, good works, justification, law, merit, obedience, righteousness, sacraments, salvation, sanctification, trust
faith, Five Solas, justification

Recognize By Their Fruit

Matthew 7.15-20
Jun 19th 2016

Last week we took a look at some of the things False Prophets will or won't teach, on other words, what they believe.

This week we take a look at the fruit of that teaching: what they be-live, the false-life of false teachers.

Are you a false prophet, a false...read >>

authenticity, critical, deceit, deceived, destruction, false prophets, false teachers, fruit, glory, integrity, judgement, obedience, truth
fruit, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

For Faith That Glorifies Our Father

Matthew 6
Apr 17th 2016

A review of Matthew 6.read >>

argument, confidence, faith, Father, God, hope, love, obedience, trust
Faith, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

You Shall Be Sons of God

Matthew 5
Jan 24th 2016

In today's sermon we will review the first section of Jesus' Sermon On The Mount.

We begin with a question: "Where does Life in God's Kingdom begin?" If we aren't aligned with King Jesus at the start, by the time He is through with His first section, we should be....read >>

adultery, anger, beatitudes, disciple, discipleship, divorce, follow, freedom, happy, joy, kingdom, life, light, lust, marriage, obedience, salt, sin, sorrow, truth
Matthew, Matthew 5, Sermon On The Mount

Tradition Or Truth

Matthew 5.21-48
Nov 8th 2015

Ever wonder how much of your faith is really just token righteousness, just doing stuff "because that's what my parents did." "If I go to church, I go over to First-So-And-So because that's what I've always done." "You'll find us there every Easter and sometimes on...read >>

commandment keeping, duty, heart, Jesus, law, letter, love, obedience, Pharisee, scribe, Spirit, tradition, Truth, will
Law, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Why Be Good?

Matthew 5.17-20
Nov 1st 2015

So, should we keep the law? Is that something I need to do?

These are a couple of the questions I've been so happy to hear from our South Church family these last couple of weeks. In some way, they can all be summed up in this one:

"If only God can save me, and if...read >>

abide, godliness, holiness, obedience, obey, Pharisees, purity, righteousness, self-righteousness, trust, truth
holiness, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Fulfilling Righteousness

Matthew 5.17-19
Oct 25th 2015

If you were asked, "What's the purpose of God's grace?" what would your answer be? Do you know why God looks upon the Church with His undeserved favor? The answer from today's text might surprise you.read >>

cheap grace, grace, Great Commandment, holiness, Holy Spirit, law, love, obedience, righteousness
holiness, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

An Argument For The Sermon On The Mount

Matthew 5-7
Jun 7th 2015

We'll never convince the world of their need for Jesus without knowing & living the reality of our need for Him ourselves.

There are so many, many promises in Jesus' sermon on the hillside. However, few Christians today actually experience them? Why not?

Perhaps...read >>

grace, holiness, Jesus, kingdom, law, life, mount, obedience, sanctification, sermon, teaching, truth
Matthew, sanctification, Sermon On The Mount

Wisdom's Respect, Preparation & Provision

Genesis 46.31-47.27
Nov 30th 2014

What a difference wise counsel makes in our lives!

Today God grants us another look into the life of Joseph. Once again, the wisdom of this young Prince of Egypt is on display. Note the great respect he shows to both his family & his employer. Can your family...read >>

faith, fruitful, Goshen, multiply, obedience, provision, respect, stewardship, wisdom
blessing, Genesis, providence

Unwavering Faith

Genesis 40
Sep 28th 2014

Sometimes it's the situations we detest the most that test our faith and prove God's grace.

This week we'll meet up with Joseph at his "lowest" point, both literally & figuratively. So far he's has been hated by his brothers, tossed down a well, sold into Egyptian...read >>

baker, care, concern, cupbearer, dreams, evangelism, faith, forgotten, jail, Joseph, kindness, obedience, Pharaoh, prison, service, trust
faith, Genesis, obedience

He Sure Can Pick'm

Genesis 37.2-11
Aug 31st 2014

Don't you love getting overlooked for an overdue promotion at work?

Or how about that really peaceful, soothing feeling of failing to make the team though the far-less-talented coach's son wins your spot on the roster.

Are you in God's family of faith? Then tell...read >>

brothers, envy, faith, favor, hate, jealousy, Jesus, Joseph, sin, sovereignty, trust
faith, Genesis, obedience

Familiar Faith... and Fear

Genesis 32.1-21
Jun 22nd 2014

After 20 years of separation from his death-threatening brother, Jacob panics like it was yesterday when he hears that Esau and a few hundred of his closest friends are heading his way to meet him in the wilderness.

Jacob rightly turns to his Deliverer, schooling...read >>

angels, anxiety, camps, despair, faith, fear, hypocrisy, manipulation, obedience, prayer, schemes, stress
faith, fear, Genesis

Dead, Buried, Washed and Raised

Romans 6.3-4, Colossians 2.11-12
Apr 6th 2014

Have you trusted Christ? Have you obeyed His command to follow Him in believer's baptism?

As we prepare to baptize over a dozen brothers and sisters in the faith, this morning we'll spend some time examining key passages on believer's baptism, how it was and ought...read >>

baptism, circumcision, cleanse, covenant, faith, Great Commission, obedience, wash, water
baptism, Church, faith

Family Sin & A Faithful Father

Genesis 26.1-11
Dec 1st 2013

Ever said to yourself, "If God would just show up & tell me what to do, I would do it!" I hate to break it to you, but considering today's passage & humanity's history, you're wrong: you won't!

Part of what makes grace so amazing is that it calls us to the...read >>

Abimelech, covenant, deceive, faith, Isaac, Isaac, lie, love, marriage, obedience, Rebekah, sin, sister, wife
covenant, faith, Genesis

The Lord Has Led Me: Bride Onboard

Genesis 24.60
Oct 27th 2013

Are you living on mission with the Lord? Do you even know what His mission is? It's a battle, that's for sure... chalked full of kingdoms, barricade walls, city gates, occupied territory and one strong enemy. But, there's hope for followers of Jesus: He who is in...read >>

confidence, discern, enemy, faith, future, glory, Great Commission, hope, Jesus, kingdom, missional, obedience, possess
Genesis 24, kingdom, missional

The Lord Has Led Me: Rebekah's Review

Genesis 24.1-28
Oct 6th 2013

This is the first of three sermons on the search of Abraham's servant for Isaac's appointed wife.

We begin with aging Abraham's instruction to his eldest & wisest servant, who proves to be on a faith journey of his own & the right man for the job! Having followed...read >>

act, faith, Isaac, Jesus, obedience, prayer, providence, Rebekah, servant, sovereignty, trust, woman at well
Genesis 24, providence, Sovereignty

Father & Son Worship - Part 2

Genesis 22.13-18
Sep 15th 2013

Today we'll wrap up one of the most memorable passages in all of Scripture, beginning with the ram God provided for sacrifice, caught by his horns in a nearby thicket.

Not only did Abraham get his son-sacrifice back untouched & unharmed, he also received a...read >>

Abraham, call, faith, follow, hope, hope, Isaac, Jesus, lamb, Moriah, obedience, ram, sacrifice, trust
faith, Genesis, sacrifice

Father & Son Worship - Part 1

Genesis 22.1-12
Sep 8th 2013

"First You take great pains to build my faith in Your promise. Then You provide him. And now You want me to sacrifice him?"

Though we'd expect these words of Abraham, we don't read them anywhere in our passage today. Surely he thought them at some point during the...read >>

Abraham, call, follow, hope, hope, Isaac, Jesus, lamb, Moriah, obedience, ram, sacrifice, trust faith
faith, Genesis, sacrifice

Faith Has Feet

Genesis 11.27-12.9
Apr 14th 2013

As far as we know, Abram was minding his own business when God called him from pagan idolatry to faithful obedience. God commanded, Abe obeyed. It's that simple!

Simple? Yes. But not without struggle & difficulty. Abram would meet opposition almost immediately, but...read >>

Abraham, Canaan, courage, faith, obedience, pagan, promise, trust
faith, Genesis 11, Genesis 12, obedience

Catastrophic Grace

Genesis 6.8-8.22
Feb 17th 2013

If you ever wondered how God feels about sin, look no further than today's passage. Wow!

Friday a meteorite raced through the sky over Russia. It left a surreal, translucent cloud of smoke & fire in its trail that had many out snapping photos... completely unaware...read >>

covenant, evil, flood, grace, hope, judgement, mercy, Noah, obedience, power, rescue, rest, wrath
atonement, Genesis 6, sacrifice

In Love, He Commands

Genesis 2.8-17
Nov 18th 2012

How do God's commandments strike you? Do they elicit frustration or faithfulness? gritted teeth or grateful obedience?

The way we hear & feel about God's instruction tells a lot of our perception about Him, our confidence in Him, and our worship of Him.

We want to...read >>

command, death, Eden, faith, Father, follow, good and evil, instruct, knowledge, law, life, obedience, promise, sovereign, tree, trust
Genesis 2, law, obedience